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The '''John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation''' is the 10th largest private foundation in the United States. Based in Chicago, the Foundation supports non-profit organizations in approximately 50 countries. MacArthur has awarded more than US$5.5 billion since its inception in 1970. With an endowment of $6.32 billion, the foundation provides approximately $225 million annually in grants. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, also known as "genius grants," the foundation awards grants in funding areas including arts and culture, community and economic development, digital media and learning, housing, and juvenile justice. The Foundation's stated aim is to "support creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world."
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Type| founded_date = 1970{{cite website|title=MacArthur Foundation: Our History|url=||accessdate=14 July 2015}}{{cite news|last1=Nicas|first1=Jack|title=The New Class of 'Geniuses'|url=|accessdate=12 June 2015|publisher=Wall Street Journal|date=September 20, 2011}}
Founder| location = Marquette Building (Chicago)|Marquette Building, Chicago, Illinois
Origins| key_people = John D. MacArthur (co-founder)
Catherine T. MacArthur (co-founder)
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FocusPublic policy, media (communication)|media, the arts
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Endowment$6.32 billion (2013)
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